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You may recall that I won landmark decisions before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia before the Honorable Richard Leon preliminarily enjoining the illegal, warrantless, and massive surveillance of U.S. citizens and lawful residents within the domestic United States. See Klayman v. Obama et al[/I], 957 F. Supp. 1 (D.D.C. 2013); [I]Klayman v. Obama, et al, 142 F. Supp. 3d 172 (D.D.C. 2015).
I petitioned this Committee to have Chairman Devin Nunes and the Committee question Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI") Director James Comey about apparent illegal and unconstitutional surveillance of prominent Americans, such as the chief justice of the Supreme Court, other justices, 156 judges, prominent businessmen, and others such as President Donald Trump. I incorporate by reference an article I wrote which appeared in Newsmax on Sunday, March 19, 2017, explaining my efforts to have the Committee question FBI Director Comey about what is supposed to be an on-going investigation of materials and testimony provided by whistleblower Dennis Montgomery ("Montgomery"), a former NSA and Central Intelligence Agency ("CIA") contractor.
Regrettably, neither Chairman Nunes nor anyone else on the Committee raised the serious questions I suggested be posed to FBI Director Comey at the hearing on March 20, 2017.
Indeed, Chairman Nunes has asked that persons with important and relevant information come forward. That is exactly what whistleblower Dennis Montgomery has done, through me, his undersigned counsel.
In this regard, on March 20, 2017, Chairman Devin Nunes opened the hearing by saying: "To that end, we encourage anyone who has information about these topics to come forward and speak to the House Intelligence Committee." Spoken at time 3:15 to 3:30.
There is a myriad of evidence, direct and circumstantial, of the illegal and unconstitutional surveillance disclosed to the FBI by Montgomery, and I do not need to belabor all of it here because it is currently contained in FBI files. However, former NSA and CIA contractor Montgomery holds much of the roadmap to "draining the swamp" of this corruption of our democracy.
My expressed purpose: to have Chairman Nunes of the House Intelligence Committee ask Comey, under oath, why he and his FBI have seemingly not moved forward with the Montgomery investigation while, on the other hand, the FBI Director recently claimed publicly, I believe falsely, that there is "no evidence" of surveillance on President Trump and those around him by the Obama administration. Indeed, there is.
Please respond to my letter by close of business March 24, 2017, in order that the American people, and Mr. Montgomery may know where you and the other members of your Committee stand. Do you intend to get at and investigate the full truth, or as has regrettably been for case for many years in government, sweep the truth under the carpet?
Freedom's Watch was a Washington D.C. based 501(c)(4) lobbying organization. Freedom's Watch was supportive of the Bush administration's positions in the War on Terror and of Republican Congressional candidates. The group was run and supported, in part, by several former officials of the Bush administration
originally posted by: Boadicea
Thank you -- and my apologies. Fixed now!
Montgomery's former lawyer Michael J. Flynn called him a "con artist" and "habitual liar
Interviews with more than two dozen current and former officials and business associates and a review of documents show that Mr. Montgomery and his associates received more than $20 million in government contracts by claiming that software he had developed could help stop Al Qaeda’s next attack on the United States. But the technology appears to have been a hoax, and a series of government agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency and the Air Force, repeatedly missed the warning signs, the records and interviews show.
Mr. Montgomery’s former lawyer, Michael Flynn — who now describes Mr. Montgomery as a “con man” — says he believes that the administration has been shutting off scrutiny of Mr. Montgomery’s business for fear of revealing that the government has been duped.
“The Justice Department is trying to cover this up,” Mr. Flynn said. “If this unravels, all of the evidence, all of the phony terror alerts and all the embarrassment comes up publicly, too. The government knew this technology was bogus, but these guys got paid millions for it.”
Justice Department officials declined to discuss the government’s dealings with Mr. Montgomery, 57, who is in bankruptcy and living outside Palm Springs, Calif. Mr. Montgomery is about to go on trial in Las Vegas on unrelated charges of trying to pass $1.8 million in bad checks at casinos, but he has not been charged with wrongdoing in the federal contracts, nor has the government tried to get back any of the money it paid. He and his current lawyer declined to comment.
In the winter of 2003, the CIA received a disturbing bit of information. Al-Qaida, the intelligence said, was planning to strike the U.S. by hijacking a specific list of incoming international flights from France and other nations.
The agency shared the information with the White House. They had flight numbers, schedules and possible coordinates for the attacks. After speaking with the French government, President Bush issued an order to ground certain flights worldwide, severely disrupting holiday travel.
But it turns out the intelligence was flawed. In fact, no such plot existed to crash Air France 747s in the U.S., nor was there any credible intelligence that al-Qaida was planning a Christmas attack. Few knew exactly from where the bad information had originated, thanks to silos inside the intelligence sphere. The information had come from Dennis Montgomery, a little-known government contractor who claimed he had the ability to decode secret al-Qaida messages embedded in Al Jazeera broadcasts. After the groundings, French officials demanded access to Montgomery’s software, and handed it over to a team of French engineers to analyze.
The French engineers concluded Montgomery’s claims were an elaborate hoax. There were too few pixels in an Al Jazeera broadcast image to contain hidden messages.
During the run-up to the 2006 gubernatorial election, Dennis Montgomery accused gubernatorial candidate Jim Gibbons of accepting bribes while serving as a Member of Congress to help Montgomery's company eTreppid Technologies secure military contracts for his terrorist software. In court papers associated with a lawsuit between Montgomery and former business partner Warren Trepp, Montgomery accused Gibbons of accepting casino chips and $100,000 in cash from Trepp during a Caribbean cruise. Montgomery provided copies of what he said were Trepp's personal e-mails that he accessed while working at eTreppid Technologies. Gibbons' lawyers claimed they had evidence Montgomery fabricated the emails and presented computer expert evidence in trial that challenged the authenticity of Montgomery's alleged evidence. An 18-month FBI investigation resulted in no charges and Gibbons being "cleared" of all charges by the Department of Justice. Similar reviews by the Nevada State Ethics Commission and U.S. House Ethics Committee also cleared Gibbons.
In June 2014, reporter Stephen Lemons of the Phoenix New Times wrote that Montgomery had been hired by Sheriff Joe Arpaio of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office as a confidential informant. Lemons, citing an anonymous source in the Sheriff's Office, said that Montgomery had claimed that, using data he had obtained while working for the CIA, he could prove there was a conspiracy against Arpaio between the U.S. Department of Justice and G. Murray Snow, the federal judge presiding over a racial-profiling lawsuit filed against Maricopa County. In April 2015, Arpaio confirmed the confidential informant relationship in testimony before Judge Snow. Arpaio later characterized the result of Montgomery's investigation as "junk". In May 2015, Montgomery attempted to intervene in the contempt proceedings against Joe Arpaio that had stemmed from the racial-profiling lawsuit. Montgomery, through his counsel Larry Klayman, asked Judge Snow to recuse himself; Montgomery also asked the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to replace the judge, but the court declined to do so.
Please respond to my letter by close of business March 24, 2017, in order that the American people, and Mr. Montgomery may know where you and the other members of your Committee stand.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: Boadicea
Why not go straight to the White House with the information?
I'm sure if he has something that will vindicate Trump, the administration will be more than happy to make use of it.
It seems however that there is good reason to be skeptical of Mr. Montgomery.